Things to Do in Cape Town on a Sunday

Finding things to do in Cape Town on a Sunday can be a challenge, even for locals who know the city like the back of their hand. But while on the surface the Mother City seems pretty laid back and ready to take it easy, there are plenty of rewarding ways to spend the final day of the weekend.

things to do in Cape Town on a Sunday

This will be the first part of our Sunday suggestions, with even more ideas to follow later in the year. Have a read to find some inspiration for the weekend ahead!

Fun Things to Do in Cape Town on a Sunday

Wondering where to find suitable things to do in Cape Town on a Sunday? Without further ado, we bring you an uber list of ideas to make your Sunday a genuine Fun Day….

Sunday Markets

Visit Cape Markets to get a full overview of markets happening on Sundays and the rest of the week. Top picks for Sunday markets include the following:

  • Bay Harbour Market @ Hout Bay – every Sunday (09h30 to 16h00)
  • Market on the Wharf @ V&A Waterfront – every Sunday (09h30 – 18h00)
  • Kirstenbosch Craft Market @ Newlands – last Sunday of the month (09h00 – 15h00)
  • Alphen Antiques and Collectables Markets @ Constantia – 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month (10h00 – 16h00)

Explore Table Mountain

There are many ways to enjoy the wonders of our beloved table-shaped mountain. Some ideas to try include the following:

  • Cable car trip – costs vary, weather dependent (book online via
  • Guided walks – walks start from the Twelve Apostles Terrace (hourly from 09h00 – 15h00)
  • Hikes – try the Lions Head route, which starts from Signal Hill road (best in groups, with a leader who knows the route)

Get Back to Nature

Head to one of the many great parks and outdoor areas found across the city, to enjoy a picnic, walk or relaxing bit of sunshine. Some of our favourites include the following:

  • Biodiversity Garden in the Green Point Urban Park (free entry)
  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Newlands (small entry cost, tickets purchased at the gate)
  • VOC Company Gardens in the City Centre (free to enter the gardens)
  • Deer Park in Vredehoek (free entry, restaurants nearby for coffee or meals)

False Bay Meander

Take a train trip on the Southern Suburbs route to see the lovely coastal highlights of False Bay, or take a drive if you are hiring a car for your trip. Highlights on this route include:

  • Kalk Bay Main Road – antique shops, restaurants, ocean views, art galleries
  • Boulders Beach – en-route to Simons Town, home to large colony of African penguins
  • Simons Town – toy museum, navy base and museum, art galleries, coffee shops and a harbour
  • Cape Point Nature Reserve – spectacular scenery and natural heritage

Cape Town Beaches

Enjoy free access to the world-famous beaches of Cape Town, which can be enjoyed every day of the week, including Sundays. Top picks include the following:

  • Camps Bay area – Clifton, Llandudno, Bakoven
  • Hout Bay beach and harbour
  • Northern Atlantic – Milnerton and Blouberg
  • False Bay – Boulders, Fish Hoek, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg

Shopping Centres

Sundays are great for retail therapy too, with a host of great shopping centres to be found across the city. Some of our top picks for Sunday shopping include the following:

  • V&A Waterfront – cinemas, shops, restaurants, harbour, activities and bars
  • Cavendish Square in Claremont – cinemas, various shops and restaurants
  • Canal Walk in Century City – cinemas, restaurants, shops and various activities for kids

See Also: 30 Super Fun Things To Do In Cape Town in 2018

Educational Hotspots

Who says learning can’t be fun? Try one of these rewarding hotspots that combine education with fun, adventure and exploration:

  • Two Oceans Aquarium @ Waterfront – tickets available at the door, prices vary (09h00 – 17h00)
  • Iziko South African Museum @ City Centre – small entry price (10h00 – 17h00)
  • District Six Museum @ City Centre – guided tours by appointment only on Sundays (contact +27(0)21 466 7200)
  • Cape Town Diamond Museum @ Waterfront – guided tours and history (09h00 – 21h00)

Sea Point Promenade

Starting from Green Point and running through Sea Point and beyond, this long stretch of promanade is perfect for lazy walks, frisbee, yoga, kid’s play, sunset watching, bench-sitting, jogging and even ice-cream. Some things to keep in mind about this area:

  • Look for parking on the road, or try one of the parking lots near the promenade
  • There is an ice-cream stand near the public swimming pools, which are towards the end of the Sea Point side
  • No rollerblading, rollerskating or skateboarding is allowed along the foot path
  • Soccer, frisbees, dogs, picnics and kids are all welcome – remember to pick up any litter however

Good Food = Good Mood

Generally speaking, the majority of restaurants in Cape Town are open on Sundays. Some suggestions for leisurely breakfasts and lazy lunches (or even high tea)  include the following:

  • Arnold’s on Kloof Street – cheap breakfast specials and hearty lunches
  • Lola’s on Long Street – breakfast and lunch with a trendy vibe
  • Rhodes Memorial in Newlands – amazing views, breakfasts, lunches and high tea
  • Kirstenbosch Gardens Restaurant – the small restaurant near the bottom gate has delicious options for high tea
  • Olympia Cafe in Kalk Bay – delicious bakery treats, light meals, breakfast and lunch
  • Brass Bell in Kalk Bay – lazy Sunday lunches, with live bands often performing

What sort of things do YOU like doing on a Sunday in Cape Town? Share your ideas in the comments below!

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